How To Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century

How To Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century

How To Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century occurred on Friday, July 27, and was visible at a lot of places around the world.

As skywatchers around the world witnessed last night's spectacular lunar eclipse, residents in the Upper East Region town of Bawku, have interpreted the cosmic event differently.

The total eclipse will last 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse precedes and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of 3 hours and 54 minutes in the earth's umbral shadow, according to NASA. NBC News will be hosting a livestream - part of a digital special hosted by Simone Boyce called "Space Is Awesome" - starting at 4 p.m. EDT (20:00 UTC).

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As of now, the lunar eclipse can be seen only on timeanddate.com/live/.

Clouds obscure the view for people gathered to see the "blood moon", the longest total eclipse of the moon this century, on Primrose Hill in London.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind Earth, so that the Earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon.

Even though we can't watch it in person, there will be plenty of live streams online to catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse.

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Aussies across the country set their alarms early and were treated to an incredible view of the rare eclipse.

During the total eclipse, which began at 7:30am, the Moon would have changed colour to between dark brown and blood red.

Only those in the Eastern Hemisphere will be able to view the upcoming event, with people in Europe, Africa and Asia getting the best seats for the lunar show.

According to NASA, the USA will have to wait until July 2020 to witness its next lunar eclipse.

This gives the moon a unusual red glow as it disappears into the Earth's shadow. At 2:43 am, the total eclipse will end.

Millions of Americans watched the first solar eclipse visible from the US since 1979 last August.

In contrast, New Zealanders will be able to watch the start of the eclipse before sunrise July 28.

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